There have been rumors about it and and now the man at the center of it has spoken. Washington Governor Jay Inslee says he's going to Iowa for the second time this year and is “not ruling out” a 2020 presidential run.
Inslee says he’ll headline an Oct. 14 event in Johnson County, Iowa, and back in June Inslee headlined an Iowa Democratic Party Hall of Fame dinner.
In an article in Political Inslee says, “I think our country needs a Democratic Party to produce a nominee who’s going to really be committed to climate change and defeating climate change and creating a clean energy economic message and clean energy jobs."
What does polling show on Energy? Does Inslee have an issue on which to mount a campaign? Perhaps he does. In A June Rassmussen Poll one-in-three voters think the United States has stepped up its exploration of alternative energy sources, a significant improvement from previous years.
The latest Rasmussen Reports survey finds that 33% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the United States is doing enough to explore alternative sources of energy, up from 17% in 2014 and 18% in 2013. Fifty-two percent (52%) disagree, while 14% are not sure.
“There’s really a reason to be bullish on Democratic races across the country,” Inslee said. “What is brewing is a massive rejection of the Trump anxiety and chaos.” Will Governor Jay be able to capitalize on his interpretation of the mood of the public ? Time will tell and we'll watch it develop with you.